i've obviously been spending a lot of time at home, and in my spare time one of the (many) projects i'm working on are these stained glass feathers here are a few pics of the process i go through to make them
after i made a couple i decided we should display them somehow, so i wrapped some sticks in embroidery thread and tied leather to the feathers so they could hang
okay, so i wasn't going to air out all my health complaints in a post, but i can't help it. january is kicking my ass i was sick with the flu for the first two weeks, went straight into a kidney infection for a week, and then followed THAT up with a ruptured ovarian cyst. now the doctors think i have a kidney stone or two, or 'something'. yeah. 'or something'. turns out they really have no idea what's going on inside me. really hoping i'm taking care of all the ER visits, ultra sounds, CT scans and doctors visits all this month, cause dealing with this heath crap is getting very old
the other awesome part of our missouri trip was the wedding reception my mom and stepdad threw us. since our actual wedding was so small - and kind of hard to get to - they put together an amazing reception for us at home to celebrate with all the friends and family members who weren't able to come. they rented out one of my favorite hometown restaurants and went to town with decorations that matched our fall theme, had photos from the wedding, and tons of food (and cake!)
hands down one of my favorite parts of the trip home this year was decorating cookies with my mom, (pregnant) sister melissa, and niece becca sue. when i was little it was something we'd do together every year, but it's somehow gotten lost in the shuffle. this was becca's first go at it - and she was a decorating champ good to bring that tradition back together.
i rarely like to admit this, but sometimes i go through photo fatigue where i just don't feel like taking pictures for a while. i realize that doesn't sound shocking, but it feels shocking.
unfortunately after our epic honeymoon adventure (and taking over 2k photos in two weeks) this year's trip to missouri fell victim to my dreaded photo fatigue.
but there where presents
OH WERE THERE PRESENTS
and amazing quality time hanging out with my family, playing games, cooking together, snacking on anything we could get our hands on, and playing with my neice and nephew. we also got stuck there for an extra day thanks to storms and flights being cancelled, but having more time with the fam is never really a bad thing